Talk:George Koval

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Sources[edit]

Most of the material in this article has no cited source. From the editing history, most contributions have been made by single purpose accounts or anonymous ips, apparently Russians, who have used information from Russian sources. It would be helpful if they could identify those sources. Fred Bauder 15:15, 12 November 2007 (UTC) Age: In one place it says he was 94, in another 92 years old. I calculate 93 years old at time of death from the DOB. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.225.136.60 (talk) 13:21, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Arthur Adams[edit]

Nothing on the web collaborates the information about Arthur Adams, code name, Achilles. Fred Bauder 15:15, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Champion tractor driver?[edit]

Why does it mention that his brother was a champion tractor driver in the early life section? The information is uncited and seemingly irrelevant to Koval's early life. --~TPW 13:22, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

So is irrelevant to Koval's life the restatement that he did not find himself in Gulag when he was more old. - 91.122.13.129 (talk) 21:20, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
Perhaps you can explain more clearly how it is irrelevant? Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 22:14, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
The first is a fact about his brother, not himself. The second... say, for example, when you are an encyclopaedic person and you happen to work as a builder, the statement that you are a builder is surely relevant for describing your life. But if you do not work as a builder, then the statement, that you are not one, would not be relevant in an encyclopaedic article that describes you. The same for Gulags. Both are literary details rather than relevant pieces of fact. - 91.122.5.138 (talk) 13:34, 26 October 2013 (UTC)
Your comparison doesn't exactly work. The point of the line is that Koval described himself as lucky, despite never really being recognized for his work; many other former spies were disposed of, rather than allowed to retire or move on to other professions. It's directly relevant. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 17:46, 26 October 2013 (UTC)